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November 14, 2012 | BY SARA KHAN, Daily News Staff Writer khans@phillynews.com, 215-854-5713
GET READY FOR a media blitz about Philadelphia Catholic schools. Choose My Future, a new archdiocesan marketing campaign, aims to boost enrollment in the 17 Catholic high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia through online and radio advertisements. A newly retooled website also informs potential students. The program is "part of a larger effort to reinvigorate Catholic education and reengage our enthusiastic and devoted alumni by highlighting the individual excellence and collective greatness of the Catholic high schools," said Samuel Casey Carter, chief executive officer of the Faith in the Future Foundation, which provides strategic management for the city's Catholic schools.
NEWS
August 31, 2012 | By John Christoffersen, Associated Press
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Richard C. Levin, who as president of Yale University transformed the Ivy League school with a major building and renovation program, an expansion in financial aid, and growing international ties, announced Thursday that he is stepping down at the end of the academic year after 20 years. Levin, 65, has served longer than any other president currently in the Ivy League or the 61-member Association of American Universities. His legacy extends well beyond Yale, with several of his administrators going on to lead top universities such as Duke, MIT, Oxford, and Cambridge.
NEWS
August 14, 2012 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University will kick off a $100 million fund-raising campaign in the fall specifically targeted at financial aid, as it continues a concerted effort to roll back the cost of education. Famous Temple alum Bill Cosby has filmed several videos the university will use to urge its 275,000 alumni and others to donate and help a new generation of students attend school at an affordable cost. It's the largest campaign specifically for financial aid ever undertaken by the 39,000-student university, whose main campus is in the heart of North Philadelphia and whose mission includes serving students from the region.
NEWS
June 9, 2012 | Inquirer Editorial
As if they weren't already forking over enough to pay for their education, college students are also being pressed to use costly debit cards and pay hefty fees to middlemen to get their financial aid.   As many as 900 colleges have been pushing students into using payment cards that carry stiff costs, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Higher Education Fund. The group said in a report that colleges and banks have been raking in millions of dollars from the fees, often through secretive deals.
NEWS
March 27, 2012 | By James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writer
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg on Monday urged federal officials to review the proposed merger between Rutgers-Camden and Rowan Universities, questioning whether a deal had been "crafted to benefit powerful political interests without regard for the impact on students. " In his letter to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and the U.S. Attorney's Office, Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat, expressed concern about the merger's effect on thousands of students receiving federal financial aid. The letter did not name the "political interests" involved, beyond Republican Gov. Christie.
NEWS
March 26, 2012 | By James Osborne, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D., N.J.) on Monday urged federal officials to review the proposed merger between Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University, questioning whether a deal had been "crafted to benefit powerful political interests without regard for the impact on students. " In his letter to U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan and the U.S. Attorney's Office, Lautenberg expressed concern about the merger's impact on thousands of students receiving federal financial aid. The letter did not name the "political interests" involved, beyond Gov. Christie.
NEWS
January 29, 2012 | By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - President Obama embraced the idea of federal action to restrain the rapidly increasing cost of higher education, giving a boost to a policy idea that has been gaining steam. His proposal that colleges and universities cut costs or risk losing out on some federal aid was part of a larger package of "college affordability" ideas that the president unveiled Friday in a speech at the University of Michigan. Obama wants to increase funds for higher education, mostly through an expansion of federal loan programs.
NEWS
January 28, 2012 | By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - President Obama embraced the idea of federal action to restrain the rapidly increasing cost of higher education, giving a boost to a policy idea that has been gaining steam. His proposal that colleges and universities cut costs or risk losing out on some federal aid was part of a larger package of "college affordability" ideas that the president unveiled Friday in a speech at the University of Michigan. Obama wants to increase funds for higher education, mostly through an expansion of federal loan programs.
NEWS
January 14, 2012 | By Rick O'Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
David Williams said he soon hopes to narrow his growing list of prospective colleges to five or so. Higher on the star running back's current to-do list, after the recent announcement that West Catholic will shut its doors come June, is deciding where he wants to spend his final year of high school. For now, his top three schools, in no particular order, are La Salle, Imhotep Charter, and Cardinal O'Hara. The speedy junior added that Archbishop Wood and Roman Catholic are also possibilities.
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